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11 of your results are from upcoming Sale No. 1230

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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1032, Spanish Louisiana, Territorial, Alaska, "U.S. Stmr. Resaca, Sitka, Alaska Ter'y". Manuscript return address at top left of cover to Trenton N.J., with 3c Rose (65) tied by cork, "San Francisco Cal. Nov. 23" (1867) circular datestamp, with original enclosure datelined "U.S. Stmr Resaca, Sitka, Alaska Terry., October 23rd 1867", contents mostly discusses miserable weather and ends with "Direct till further instructions to San Francisco Cal. As the mail to this place is brought up from there as chance of ?, there being no regular communication", barely reduced at right

VERY FINE. THE EARLIEST KNOWN CORRESPONDENCE FROM ALASKA AFTER ITS TRANSFER TO THE UNITED STATES ON OCTOBER 18, 1867.

The treaty purchasing Alaska for $7.2 million (equivalent to $117.8 million in today's dollars) was signed May 28 and the territory was formally transferred on October 18, 1867, less than a week before this was sent. The Resaca was commissioned by the Navy in 1866 and initially patrolled off the Mexican and Central America coasts to protect U.S. interests. After an outbreak of yellow fever affected the Jamestown and Resaca, both ships were sent to Alaska to effectively quarantine. It arrived in Alaska in August 1867 and stayed until 1869.

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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1258, 1861-68 and 1869 Pictorial Issues Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by bold strike of rosette cancel, "Utica N.Y. Mar. 3" circular datestamp on Sherwood, Hemmens & Co. Cigar dealer's blue cameo corner card cover to Cassville N.Y., illustration of Indian maiden, Eaves imprint, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine

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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1259, 1861-68 and 1869 Pictorial Issues Covers3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Three items all relating to Leominster Mass., first bears 3c Rose (65) cancelled by bold strike of "3" handstamp on yellow cover to Boston; second with 3c Rose (65) used with Leominster, Mass. Provisional Postage Due maroon-colored label with "Forwarded Due 3 Cents" handstamp, the "3" is the same style as on the previous cover, stamp and label tied by "Leominster Ms. Jan. 3" circular datestamp on forwarded cover to Northboro; last bears 3c Rose (65) cancelled by Skull fancy cancel, "Cambridge Mass. Jan. 22" circular datestamp on cover to Leominster where forwarded to Worchester and with "Forwarded Free" label, last with minor toned spots, Very Fine and desirable group

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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1295, Fancy Cancellations3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Perfs trimmed at right, tied by beautifully bold strike of Devil & Pitchfork fancy cancel, matching "West Meriden Conn. Aug. 22" (1866) circular datestamp on buff cover to Hartford Conn. with F. Wheeler Photographer fancy corner card, slightly reduced at right

EXTREMELY FINE STRIKE. ONE OF THE FINEST STRIKES OF THE FAMOUS WEST MERIDEN, CONNECTICUT, DEVIL & PITCHFORK FANCY CANCEL, ON A PHOTOGRAPHER'S ORNATE CORNER CARD COVER.

For a history of this fancy cancel, go to http://www.ctpostalhistory.com/CtPP/Postal_Markings_files/D%26PArticleJan2016XXXLR.pdf . A fascinating article on this subject by William Duffney also appeared in the 2017 Congress Book.

Ex Newbury and from our 1978 Rarities sale

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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1296, Fancy Cancellations3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by perfect strike of Fox Running to the Right fancy cancel, "Hockanum Con. Aug. 3" (circa 1866) circular datestamp on cover to Brooklyn N.Y., top left corner of cover clipped, minor edgewear

VERY FINE STRIKE OF THE RARE HOCKANUM FOX FANCY CANCEL. FROM A NEWLY-DISCOVERED CORRESPONDENCE.

A history of the fascinating Hockanum Running Fox cancel, written by Connecticut postal historian William J. Duffney, can be downloaded as a PDF file at http://ctpostalhistory.com/CtPP/Postal_Markings_files/Dudley%27sFoxStory2015LR.pdf . The Running Fox cancel was carved by postmaster Dudley Fox, who was also a silversmith, giving him the skills to carve an intricate fancy cancel. The author records seven covers and ten off-cover in total with four different border types. This cover is from a recent discovery along with three others, adding four to the census

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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1297, Fancy Cancellations3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Bright color, tied by clear strike of Uncle Sam Thumbing Nose fancy cancel, matching "Brattleboro Vt. Oct. 22" circular datestamp on cover to Boston, 1866 docketing, stamp with trivial corner perf crease at lower left

VERY FINE STRIKE OF THE FAMOUS BRATTLEBORO "UNCLE SAM THUMBING NOSE" CIVIL WAR ERA FANCY CANCEL.

There are two, possibly three examples of this extraordinary fancy cancellation known on cover.

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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1298, Fancy Cancellations3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by well-struck Charter Oak fancy cancel (Skinner-Eno PP-T3), with "Thomaston Conn. Sep. 14" circular datestamp on cover to Boston Mass., cover slightly reduced at right which trims a few perfs at upper right, Very Fine strike of this distinctive and rare fancy cancel, the iconic Connecticut Charter Oak, a symbol of American independence and the supposed hiding place of the Connecticut Royal Charter of 1662, lived from around the 12th or 13th century until falling during a storm in 1856, it was also the symbol of the Hartford Insurance Company, with 2000 P.F. certificate

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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1300, Fancy Cancellations3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Two covers bearing singles, each stamp tied by fancy "1867" handstamp cancel, one is positive (Skinner-Eno ND-Y7) and one is negative (Skinner-Eno unlisted), "Stafford Springs Conn." circular datestamps, negative strike cover with albino embossed hardware dealer corner card (with small nick at bottom of cover), Very Fine strikes and quite rare, as a pair these were believed to be unique by the late Hubert Skinner (with this the only recorded example of the negative strike), whether or not that is true this is a wonderful matched pair, each with 2011 P.F. certificate

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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1471, Civil War: Union Patriotics3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Cancelled by sharp strike of grid, partly clear "Chillicothe O. Jan. 25, 1862" double-circle datestamp on cover to Nashua N.H. with bearded Lincoln three-quarter portrait facing right and red and blue waving flag with "ABRAHAM LINCOLN is the Man for the Crisis, his theory is 'This Rebellion must be put down, and that speedily, cost what it may'" patriotic slogan, Whittemore imprint, Milgram AL-119 (illustrated on p. 77), barely reduced at right, Very Fine, attractive and rare cover, the portrait of Lincoln is based on a photograph by C. S. German, a beard was added to the engraving after his election, ex Myers and Jarrett

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Sale Number 1230, Lot Number 1472, Civil War: Union Patriotics3c Rose (65), 3c Rose (65)3c Rose (65). Tied by grid, "Racine Wis. Dec. 20, 1861" double-circle datestamp on red and blue Waving Flag and gun battery Patriotic cover with "Presented by the Ladies, Foster's Battery of La Crosse" two-part design to Milwaukee Wis., Baker imprint, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine and unusual design

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